The well-traveled handheld is being auctioned off as part of The Space History Sale run by Bonhams. It includes the system itself plus a Tetris cartridge and instruction book; all of which accompanied cosmonaut Aleksandr A. Serebrov during his shift on the Mir back in 1993.
Serebrov consigned the Game Boy to auction with an autographed note, stating, "Like all cosmonauts, I love sport. My particular favorites are football and swimming. During flight, in rare minutes of leisure, I enjoyed playing Game Boy."
The lot is expected to fetch anywhere from $1500 to $2000. Online bidding begins tomorrow at the Bonham's site.
May 4, 2011